Logan, Laura Little Butterfly. HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. $14.99. WORDLESS PICTURE BOOK. This
is a beautifully illustrated book about a little girl who helps rescue an
injured butterfly and is then taken on an amazing journey in return. The book is sweet, simple and wordless. It isn’t until you read the author’s note at
the back of the book that the meaning of this book truly comes to life. Logan states: “For me, no creature symbolizes
growth and change like a butterfly. But
what monarchs do every fourth generation is even more astonishing. The butterflies embark on a daunting
migratory journey across North America. Their resilience in migrating such long
distances is awe-inspiring.” This story
is about the kindness of one person resulting in that kindness being returned to
her in abundance. Aseop: “No act of
kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” This is a beautifully
illustrated, sentimental book that could
be the springboard for many discussions about how we treat other’s in the world
in which we all live. Pre-K. EL(K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: SL.
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